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the new documents from the clinton library could mean for the former first lady. >>> later, inside the zimmerman trial, what happened, what can we learn and what it means for "stand your ground." >>> plus -- it's the winter of potholes, thousands of them causing billions in damage to our cars. but where do they come from? we'll get to all that in just a moment. >>> but we start with new developments in ukraine. right now, as russia's military continues to stand guard in parts of crimea, back here, the united nations security council meeting in a rare saturday session to talk about what if anything to do about the fast-moving crisis. meanwhile, a few hours ago in a largely symbolic move, russia's parliament gave president vladimir putin permission to use russia's military in that region soon after word from the white house that they continue to watch closely and consider consequences this afternoon. great britain condemned what it called an act of aggression against ukraine. what's happening now and what does it all mean? nbc's jim maceda is in moscow. bill neely is in crimea. jim,
's bring in the u.s. ambassador to ukraine under presidents clinton and george w. bush. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining me. secretary of state john kerry this morning saying there's more to the russian action than dealing with ukraine. take a listen. >> you just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. >> well, but -- >> there are ways to deal with this and president putin knows that. president obama yesterday offered mediation. there are plenty of ways to protect russian-speaking people in crimea or other parts of ukraine. but, you know, they're really sort of a hidden pretext here of possibly trying to annex crimea. >> do you agree with that assessment, ambassador? what's the real motivation to annex crimea? >> the russians are not -- i shouldn't say the russians. the kremlin is not happy with the democratically minded government in kiev and because they're unhappy and put so much stock in mr. yanukovich and he fell and corrupt and authoritarian and had to show ukraine there's a price to be paid for not paying attention to the kremlin's w
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